Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Civil War In Syria -- News Updates January 2, 2013

Syria Unrest Has Killed 60,000, Says UN -- BBC

More than 60,000 people have been killed since Syria's uprising began in March 2011, the UN has said.

A study commissioned by UN human rights commissioner Navi Pillay collated data from seven different sources, and concluded that there had been 59,648 deaths until November 2012.

Ms Pillay said the figure would now have risen above 60,000 and described the bloodshed as "truly shocking".

Syrian opposition groups had previously estimated 45,000 people killed.

The study was released hours after a petrol station near Damascus was hit in an air strike.

The missile attack apparently sparked a huge explosion in which up to 70 people died, according to activists, in one of the deadliest incidents of the uprising.

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More News On Syria`s Civil War

Syria Live Blog -- Al Jazeera
Syria conflict: UN says 60,000 dead - Wednesday 2 January 2013 -- The Guardian
Dozens killed in Syrian blast as UN says 60,000 dead in conflict -- NBC
Violence intensifies in Syria with raging military showdown -- Xinhuanet
'Many killed' in Syria fuel station airstrike -- Al Jazeera
At least 30 killed as Syria warplanes bomb gas station near Damascus
-- Haaretz/Reuters
Airstrike Near Damascus Kills, Injures Dozens -- Wall Street Journal
Syria: Deadly air strike 'hits Damascus petrol station' -- BBC
Dozens Killed in Syria Air Strike on Gas Station -- Voice of America
Islamists Join Syrian Rebels in Military Airfield Attack -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Syria Execution Video Shows Stabbing And Stoning Blamed On Assad Militia (GRAPHIC IMAGES) -- Huffington Post/Reuters
Syria: Government Pounds Damascus Suburbs -- New York Times
Syria ushers in New Year with more violence
-- AFP
SLIDESHOW: Syria's rising displacement crisis
UN refugee agency says 84,000 fled Syria last month, bringing total to around half a million -- FOX News/AP
The last word on Syria is yet to be said
-- Joseph A. Kechichian, Gulf News
The Menace of Syrian Chemical Weapons -- Jamie Fly, Wall Street Journal

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